The San Marcos Unified School District and Kid’s College are launching an Orchestra Program. The Fortissimo Orchestra Music Program began January 2015 at Joli Ann Leichtag Elementary School. This program is modeled after the hugely successful and transformative program started over 35 years ago in Caracas, Venezuela, called El Sistema. For more information on El Sistema in Venezuela, please view this short video from 60 Minutes.
The Fortissimo Orchestra Music Program is an after school program that began with 3rd grade students. These students are receiving intensive string music experience. The program is free for these students from low-income families. Our plan is to grow the program to other schools in the San Marcos School District as funds become available. Please view our video below to see the students whose lives are changing because of music education.